Both the making of mystery and legend, the gentle force of Lalah Hathaway cannot be ignored. With 5 Grammy wins in the last four consecutive years, taking home the 2017 Grammy for Best R&B album, this artist/songwriter/producer’s voice is ringing loud and clear with mastery and message. An artist in high demand, Hathaway’s unmistakable vocals have been sought after by the most powerful names in music. Hathaway’s collaborations serve as a who’s who of music legends. Her talents, like her father before her, are the favor of music greats. Hathaway has shared the bill with the likes of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Frank Ocean and many more, a testament to her musicianship, skill and thriving 26-year career.
Jidenna’s man about town swagger and global appeal balances the debonair edge of James Bond with the consciousness of Muhammad Ali. Jidenna moves with poise and purpose on stage and off, delivering personal narratives and commentary on the world’s state of affairs. A natural born leader, he embodies the role of a chief— the African version of a don.
Flow Tribe is an American funk rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group contains six members who are all natives of New Orleans. Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every Flow show into a celebration. Relix Magazine called Flow Tribe “bizarrely irresistible.”
Ganja White Night is an electronic music band whose early influences are found at the roots of "Bass-Music". During the past decade, the duo traveled many countries in Europe and beyond. The band takes a new creative direction tinted with hip-hop and more generally hybrid electronic music after the release of their fourth album "Addiction" in 2014.
Enter the magical world of illusion as your favorite divas dazzle right before your eyes. Memphis Own Akaska Cassadine as CeCe Peniston, Also Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Jill Scott, Lady Gaga, , Whitney Houston and Marvin Gaye replicated by DC's top illusionist so well you will swear they are the real thing. Hosted by VanHook Productions, LLC this show takes on a Las Vegas/Atlantic City feel, and marks a milestone in history being the first female impersonation show at the venue, and a dream come true for it's creator,director, and cast member Shi-Queeta-Lee as seen on NBC's America's Got Talent season 4, ABC's Ugly Betty, reality shows DCTV's Drag City:DC, TvOne's R&B Divas, Fox5News - GoodDayDC and News channel 8 - Good Morning Washington. The glitz, glamour, and spectacular carefully duplicated performances will leave you amazed, intrigued, and completely blown away.
In 2017, venerable multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated band Smash Mouth will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut, smash-hit album “Fush Yu Mang”. Released on July 8, 1997, “FYM” was a shocking --and industry-changing-- success. Out of nowhere, the single “Walkin’ On The Sun” was an immediate international sensation. (Quickly shooting to #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually boosting “FYM” sales to over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone.) In the two decades since, SmashMouth has not slowed down. In fact, they are as vital and vibrant as ever.
Since the band’s inception, they have cultivated a rapturous fanbase the old-fashioned way. Correspondingly, the band’s latest full-length The Stories We Tell Ourselves sees frontman Jonny Hawkins once again bearing the soul of Nothing More as his bandmates craft a sonic palette comprised of elements ranging from progressive metal to pop.
It’s been 25+ years since the Toadies started playing rock music in Fort Worth, Texas. Through lineup changes, shelved albums, band break-ups, and reunions, the Toadies have experienced nearly everything. In 2016 Toadies released Heretics, an acoustic twist on classic songs. The band is currently finishing a new record with Rubberneck producer Rob Schnapf for a 2017 release.
From hip hop club anthems to dance music hits, Valentino's production knows no bounds. He has produced hip hop for multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning artists such as B.o.B., T.I., Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Iggy Azalea, Tyga and Kid Sister. Valentino and Diplo co-produced the smash single "Bubble Butt" for Major Lazer, which was a staple for radio, clubs, and festivals across the world.
It's a reflection of where I am currently in my life," says Hoge of Small Town Dreams, "but also where I grew up, and, ultimately, where I think I'm going." From the streets of the town where he was raised, to the sidewalks of cities a hundred times the size, we all have dreams; and these are the stories of growing up, looking back and passing on those dreams, told as only Hoge can. Nostalgia, in his hands, is truly magic.
For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency. Their latest offering, Mt. Crushmore EP, showcases the exceptional musicianship and improvisational, rhythmic genius that fans have come to expect. Once again co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Joel Hamilton (Elvis Costello, Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights) the EP is comprised of seven previously unreleased tracks from their acclaimed full-length studio album Crush. In recent years, Lettuce have watched their fanbase expand as they’ve hit bigger and bigger stages. Selling out shows across the country.
Tank continues to make an impact as a singer and songwriter, leaving his mark on pop culture at large. His writing credits include songs for everybody from Jamie Foxx, Pitbull, Aaliyah, Beyoncé to Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson. He’s evolved yet again outside of music with his starring role in BET’s hit mini-series, The New Edition Story, along with his fitness program, Stronger U.
Laying a raw, powerful blend of blues and hip-hop, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Moving to L.A. and hoping to break into the West Coast music business, Ward's unique blend of blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul, as well as her multi-instrumental skills (she's proficient on guitar, piano, and harmonica), brought her a recording deal with Boardwalk Entertainment Group and Hollywood Records, and she began work on a debut album. March 2017 saw the release of two new singles, "The Deep" (featuring Joey Purp) and "Help Me, Mama," in anticipation of her second full-length album.
BLUE OCTOBER is the Texas-based band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld. Blue October has charted NINE Top 40 Hot AC and Alternative singles over EIGHT albums with songs like "Into The Ocean," "Hate Me,” “Home” "Calling You," "Dirt Room," "Say It," "Bleed Out" and "Fear" from albums such as 2009's Billboard Top 200 #13 debut 'Approaching Normal,' 2011's Billboard #8 debut 'Any Man In America,' the Platinum-selling ‘Foiled’, Billboard's #13 debut 'Sway,’ and most recently 2016’s new album ‘Home’ #1 Alternative Album, #1 Rock Album, #1 Independent Album, #5 Current Album Top 200 reaching audiences around the world.
With his place in guitar history firmly established, Yngwie's neo-classical compositions fuel the ears of fans and the ambitions of aspiring guitarists worldwide with such powerhouse classic albums as Marching Out, Trilogy, Odyssey, Live in Leningrad / Trial By Fire (gold-selling concert video of Yngwie’s 1989 sold-out concerts in Moscow and Leningrad), Fire & Ice (which debuted in Japan at #1 and sold over 100,000 copies on the day of its release).
Hollywood Undead hail (unsurprisingly) from the streets of Hollywood, California, mixing brash hip-hop, rock, and minor metalcore touches with cocky posturing and thug attitudes. Owing much of their popularity and exposure to the social networking monster MySpace, the group -- whose members usually wear masks on-stage -- started as the musical project of J-Dog and Tha Producer in June 2005. The band's hotly anticipated fourth studio album, Day of the Dead, arrived in March 2015, and was preceded by the singles "Usual Suspects," "Gravity," "How We Roll," and the explosive title cut.